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Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe Memorable Designers
Friedrich Wilhelm "F. W." Murnau was a German film director. Murnau was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt.
Abbas Kiarostami Memorable Designers
Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active film-maker from 1970, Kiarostami had been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries.
Abram Games Memorable Designers
Abram Games OBE, RDI was a British graphic designer. The style of his work – refined but vigorous compared to the work of contemporaries – has earned him a place in the pantheon of the best of 20th-century graphic designers.
Adolf Dassler Memorable Designers
Adolf "Adi" Dassler was the founder of the German sportswear company Adidas, and the younger brother of Rudolf Dassler, founder of Puma.
adolf Loos Memorable Designers
Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos was an Austrian and Czechoslovak architect and influential European theorist of Modern architecture.
Adrian Adolph Greenberg Memorable Designers
Adrian Adolph Greenberg, widely known as Adrian, was an American costume designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and other Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Akira Kurosawa Memorable Designers
Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.
Alan Fletcher Memorable Designers
Alan Gerard Fletcher was a British graphic designer. In his obituary, he was described by The Daily Telegraph as "the most highly regarded graphic designer of his generation, and probably one of the most prolific".
Albe Steiner Memorable Designers
He is a designer and Italian partisan.
Albert Bierstadt Memorable Designers
Albert Bierstadt was a German-born American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion.
Albrecht Altdorfer Memorable Designers
Albrecht Altdorfer was a German painter, engraver and architect of the Renaissance working in Regensburg.
Alexander Archipenko Memorable Designers
Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko was a Ukrainian-born American avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist.
Alexander McQueen Memorable Designers
Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label.
Alexander Rodchenko Memorable Designers
Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design; he was married to the artist Varvara Stepanova.
Alexey Brodovitch Memorable Designers
Alexey Vyacheslavovich Brodovitch was a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor who is most famous for his art direction of fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar from 1934 to 1958.
Alfred Cartier Memorable Designers
Alfred Cartier ( 1841 - 1925 ) is a jeweler watch , son of Louis-François Cartier , founder of the luxury business Cartier .
Alfred Hitchcock Memorable Designers
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres.
Alfred Stieglitz Memorable Designers
Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form.
Alvar Aalto Memorable Designers
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware.
André Beauneveu Memorable Designers
André Beauneveu was an Early Netherlandish sculptor and painter, born in the County of Hainaut, who is best known for his work in the service of the French King Charles V, and of the Valois Duke, Jean de Berry.
André Courrèges Memorable Designers
André Courrèges was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics.
André Kertész Memorable Designers
André Kertész, born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay.
Andrea del Sarto Memorable Designers
Andrea del Sarto was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early Mannerism.
Andrea Palladio Memorable Designers
Andrea Palladio was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily by Vitruvius, is widely considered to be the most influential individual in the history of architecture.
Andrei Tarkovsky Memorable Designers
Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director. Tarkovsky's films include Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, and Stalker.
Anne Klein Memorable Designers
Anne Klein was an American fashion designer who founded her own women's sportswear and apparel label.
Ansel Adams Memorable Designers
Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.
Antoine Bourdelle Memorable Designers
Antonello da Messina Memorable Designers
Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni and also Anglicized as Anthony of Messina, was an Italian painter from Messina, Sicily, active during the Italian Renaissance.
Antoni Gaudí Memorable Designers
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style.
Arne Jacobsen Memorable Designers
Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs.
Arnold Böcklin Memorable Designers
Arnold Böcklin was a Swiss symbolist painter.
Arthur Boyd Memorable Designers
Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd AC OBE was a leading Australian painter of the late 20th century. Boyd's work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both.
August Sander Memorable Designers
August Sander was a German portrait and documentary photographer. Sander's first book Face of our Time was published in 1929. Sander has been described as "the most important German portrait photographer of the early twentieth century.
Augusta Bernard Memorable Designers
Augusta Bernard (Provence, 1886-1946) was a French fashion designer.
Auguste Lumière Memorable Designers
Lumière brothers, French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who devised an early motion-picture camera and projector called the Cinématographe (“cinema” is derived from this name).
Balthus Memorable Designers
Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus, was a Polish-French modern artist. Throughout his career, Balthus rejected the usual conventions of the art world.
Barney Bubbles Memorable Designers
Barney Bubbles was an English graphic artist whose work encompassed graphic design and music video direction.
Bernardo Bellotto Memorable Designers
Bernardo Bellotto, also called Canaletto, was an Italian urban landscape painter or vedutista, and printmaker in etching famous for his vedute of European cities.
Bernd and Hilla Becher Memorable Designers
Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, and Hilla Becher, née Wobeser, were German conceptual artists and photographers working as a collaborative duo.
Bernice Alexandra Memorable Designers
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) /ˈiːmz/ were husband and wife American designers who made significant historical contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture. Among their most well-known designs is the Eames Lounge Chair. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.
Berthold Lubetkin Memorable Designers
Berthold Romanovich Lubetkin was a Georgian-born émigré architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s. His work includes the Highpoint housing complex, London Zoo penguin pool, Finsbury Health Centre and Spa Green Estate.
Bill Blass Memorable Designers
William Ralph "Bill" Blass was an American fashion designer, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the recipient of many fashion awards, including seven Coty Awards and the Fashion Institute of Technology's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bill Bowerman Memorable Designers
William Jay "Bill" Bowerman was an American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, Inc. Over his career, he trained 31 Olympic athletes, 51 All-Americans, 12 American record-holders, 22 NCAA champions and 16 sub-4 minute milers.
Bill Brandt Memorable Designers
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his images of British society for such magazine as Lilliput and Picture Post, later his distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes.
Bill Cunningham Memorable Designers
William John "Bill" Cunningham Jr. was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.
Bill Gibb Memorable Designers
William Elphinstone "Bill" Gibb was a Scottish fashion designer who became renowned in the 1960s and 70s for his unusual and flattering designs.
Billy Wilder Memorable Designers
Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than fifty years and sixty films.
Bonnie Cashin Memorable Designers
Bonnie Cashin was an American designer and is considered one of the pioneering designers of American sportswear. She created practical, uncomplicated clothing that catered to the independent woman of the post-war era.
Brassaï Memorable Designers
Brassaï was a Hungarian–French photographer, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. He was one of the numerous Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris beginning between the World Wars.
Carl Franz Bally Memorable Designers
Carl Franz Bally was a Swiss businessman who founded the Bally Shoe company in 1851. Carl Franz Bally was the 11th of 14 children of Peter Bally and Anna Maria Herzog.
Carl Theodor Dreyer Memorable Designers
Carl Theodor Dreyer, commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. He is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema.
Cecil Beaton Memorable Designers
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.
Charles Creed Memorable Designers
Charles Creed was a British fashion designer. Born into the longstanding tailoring house of Henry Creed & Company in Paris, he launched his eponymous label in London in 1946.
Charles Frederick Worth Memorable Designers
Charles Frederick Worth was an English fashion designer who founded the House of Worth, one of the foremost fashion houses of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is considered by many fashion historians to be the father of haute couture.
Charles James Memorable Designers
Charles Wilson Brega James (18 July 1906 – 23 September 1978) was a British-born fashion designer known as "America's First Couturier". He is widely considered to have been a master of cutting and is known for his highly structured aesthetic.
Charles Jourdan Memorable Designers
Charles Jourdan was a French fashion designer known best for his designs of women's shoes starting in 1919.
Charles Ormond Eames Memorable Designers
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) /ˈiːmz/ were husband and wife American designers who made significant historical contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture. Among their most well-known designs is the Eames Lounge Chair. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic .
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Memorable Designers
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism.
Charles Sumner Greene Memorable Designers
Greene and Greene was an architectural firm established by brothers Charles Sumner Greene (1868–1957) and Henry Mather Greene (1870–1954), influential early 20th Century American architects. Active primarily in California, their houses and larger-scale ultimate bungalows are prime exemplars of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
Charles Voysey Memorable Designers
Charlie Chaplin Memorable Designers
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film.
Christian Bérard Memorable Designers
Christian Bérard, also known as Bébé, was a French artist, fashion illustrator and designer. Bérard and his lover Boris Kochno, who worked for the Ballets Russes.
Christian Dior Memorable Designers
Christian Dior ( 21 January 1905 – 24 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, which is now owned by Groupe Arnault.
Christoph Drecoll Memorable Designers
Johann Wilhelm Rudolf Christoph von Drecoll was a German couturier .
Christopher Wren Memorable Designers
Sir Christopher Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including what is regarded as his masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill, completed in 1710.
Claire McCardell Memorable Designers
Claire McCardell was an American fashion designer in the arena of ready-to-wear clothing in the 20th century. She is credited with the creation of American sportswear.
Coco Chanel Memorable Designers
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand.
Constantin Brâncuși Memorable Designers
Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.
Corinne Day Memorable Designers
Corinne Day was a British fashion photographer, documentary photographer, and fashion model.
Cristóbal Balenciaga Memorable Designers
Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house.
Dante Bighi Memorable Designers
David Bomberg Memorable Designers
Bomberg was one of the most audacious of the exceptional generation of artists who studied at the Slade School of Art under Henry Tonks, and which included Mark Gertler, Stanley Spencer, C.R.W. Nevinson and Dora Carrington. Bomberg painted a series of complex geometric compositions combining the influences of cubism and futurism in the years immediately preceding World War I; typically using a limited number of striking colours, turning humans into simple, angular shapes, and sometimes overlaying the whole painting a strong grid-work colouring scheme
David Wark Griffith Memorable Designers
David Wark Griffith, known as D. W. Griffith, was an American film director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern filmmaking techniques. He is known for The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance.
Diane Arbus Memorable Designers
Diane Arbus was an American photographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal.
Dieric Bouts Memorable Designers
Dieric Bouts was an Early Netherlandish painter. Very little is known about Bouts' early life, but he was greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied.
Domenico di Pace Beccafumi Memorable Designers
Domenico Beccafumi, also called Domenico di Pace (born c. 1486, Montaperti, Siena, Republic of Siena—died May 1551, Siena) Italian painter and sculptor, a leader in the post-Renaissance style known as Mannerism. A Philosopher, chiaroscuro woodcut by Domenico Beccafumi, between 1500–52.
Dorothea Lange Memorable Designers
Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration.
Eadweard Muybridge Memorable Designers
Eadweard Muybridge was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.
Edith Head Memorable Designers
Edith Head was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress and ending with The Sting.
Edward Molyneux Memorable Designers
Edward Henry Molyneux was a leading British fashion designer whose salon in Paris was in operation from 1919 until 1950.
Edward Steichen Memorable Designers
Edward Jean Steichen was a Luxembourgish American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator.
Edward Weston Memorable Designers
Edward Henry Weston was a 20th-century American photographer. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography.
Edwin H. Land Memorable Designers
Edwin Herbert Land was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Among other things, he invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and his retinex theory of color vision. His Polaroid instant camera, which went on sale in late 1948, made it possible for a picture to be taken and developed in 60 seconds or less.
Eero Saarinen Memorable Designers
Eero Saarinen was a 20th-century Finnish American architect and industrial designer noted for his neofuturistic style.
Elia Kazan Memorable Designers
Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history". He was born in Istanbul, to Cappadocian Greek parents.
Elio Fiorucci Memorable Designers
Elio Fiorucci (10 June 1935 – 19 July 2015) was an Italian fashion designer and the founder of the Fiorucci fashion label.
Elsa Schiaparelli Memorable Designers
Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars.
Emil Ruder Memorable Designers
Emil Ruder was a Swiss typographer and graphic designer, who with Armin Hofmann joined the faculty of the Schule für Gestaltung Basel.
Emilio Pucci Memorable Designers
Don Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsento (20 November 1914 – 29 November 1992) was a Florentine Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Ernst Haas Memorable Designers
Ernst Haas was a photojournalist and a pioneering color photographer. During his 40-year career, the Austrian-born artist bridged the gap between photojournalism and the use of photography as a medium for expression and creativity.
Ernst Lubitsch Memorable Designers
Ernst Lubitsch (/ˈluːbɪtʃ/; January 29, 1892 – November 30, 1947) was a German American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being Hollywood's most elegant and sophisticated director; as his prestige grew, his films were promoted as having "the Lubitsch touch". In 1946, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture. He was also nominated three times for Best Director.
Erwin Blumenfeld Memorable Designers
Erwin Blumenfeld was a photographer and artist born in Germany. He was best known for his fashion photography published in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar in the 1940s and 1950s.
Estée Lauder Memorable Designers
Estée Lauder was an American businesswoman. She was the co-founder, along with her husband, Joseph Lauter, of Estée Lauder Companies, her eponymous cosmetics company.
Eugène Boudin Memorable Designers
Eugène Louis Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores.
Eve Arnold Memorable Designers
Eve Arnold, OBE, Hon. FRPS was an American photojournalist. She joined Magnum Photos agency in 1951, and became a full member in 1957.
Federico Fellini Memorable Designers
Federico Fellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is recognized as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time.
Fernanda Gattinoni Memorable Designers
Fernanda Gattinoni was an Italian Stylist.
Filippo Brunelleschi Memorable Designers
Filippo Brunelleschi was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognised to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance.
Ford Madox Brown Memorable Designers
Ford Madox Brown was an English painter of moral and historical subjects, notable for his distinctively graphic and often Hogarthian version of the Pre-Raphaelite style. Arguably, his most notable painting was Work.
Fra Angelico Memorable Designers
Fra Angelico was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent". He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole and Fra Giovanni Angelico.
Fra Bartolomeo Memorable Designers
Fra Bartolomeo or Bartolommeo OP, also known as Bartolommeo di Pagholo, Bartolommeo di S. Marco, and his actual name Baccio della Porta, was an Italian Renaissance painter of religious subjects.
Francis Bacon Memorable Designers
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban PC KC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England.
Francis Frith Memorable Designers
Francis Frith was an English photographer of the Middle East and many towns in the United Kingdom. [1] Frith was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, attending Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham
Franco Grignani Memorable Designers
Franco Grignani (Pieve Porto Morone, 1908 – Milano, 1999) è stato un designer, pittore e architetto italiano.
Franco Moschino Memorable Designers
Franco Moschino was an Italian fashion designer best known as the founder of the Italian fashion house Moschino.
François Boucher Memorable Designers
François Boucher was a French painter, draughtsman and etcher, who worked in the Rococo style. Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes.
Frank Capra Memorable Designers
Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Frank Lloyd Wright Memorable Designers
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed.
Frédéric Bazille Memorable Designers
Jean Frédéric Bazille was a French Impressionist painter. Many of Bazille's major works are examples of figure painting in which Bazille placed the subject figure within a landscape painted en plein air.
Fritz Lang Memorable Designers
Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang was an Austrian-German filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.
Gaby Aghion Memorable Designers
Gabrielle Aghion was a French fashion designer and the founder of the French fashion house Chloé. She is said to have coined the phrase "prêt-à-porter".
Garry Winogrand Memorable Designers
Garry Winogrand was a street photographer from the Bronx, New York, known for his portrayal of American life, and its social issues, in the mid-20th century.
Gentile Bellini Memorable Designers
Gentile Bellini (c. 1429 – 23 February 1507) was an Italian painter of the school of Venice. He came from Venice's leading family of painters, and at least in the early part of his career was more highly regarded than his younger brother Giovanni Bellini, the reverse of the case today.
Geoffrey Beene Memorable Designers
Geoffrey Beene was an American fashion designer. Beene was one of New York's most famous fashion designers, recognized for his artistic and technical skills and for creating simple, comfortable and dressy women's wear.
George Barbier Memorable Designers
George Barbier was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on 16 October 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 .
George Bellows Memorable Designers
George Wesley Bellows was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, "the most acclaimed American artist of his generation".
George Caleb Bingham Memorable Designers
George Caleb Bingham was an American artist whose paintings of American life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River exemplify the Luminist style. Left to languish in obscurity, Bingham's work was rediscovered in the 1930s.
George Eastman Memorable Designers
George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream.
George Hoyningen-Huene Memorable Designers
Baron George Hoyningen-Huene was a seminal fashion photographer of the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in Russia to Baltic German and American parents and spent his working life in France, England and the United States.
Georges Braque Memorable Designers
Georges Braque was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.
Georges Doeuillet Memorable Designers
Georges Camille Doeuillet was born 16 July 1865 in Oise, Northern France. Doeuillet became one of France's best known Couturiers along with his peers Louise Chéruit, Jeanne Paquin, Paul Poiret, Redfern & Sons and the House of Charles Worth. In 1911 he was made an Officer of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his contribution to fashion.Georges Doeuillet was President of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture until 1915.He was known for his refined and elegant design style.
Georges-Eugène Haussmann Memorable Designers
Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ øʒɛn (ba.ʁɔ̃)], 27 March 1809 – 11 January 1891), was the prefect of the Seine Department in France, who was chosen by the Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a massive program of new boulevards, parks and public works in Paris, commonly called Haussmann's renovation of Paris.
Gerrit Rietveld Memorable Designers
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣɛrɪt ˈtoːmɑs ˈritfɛlt]; 24 June 1888 – 25 June 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Giacomo Balla Memorable Designers
Giacomo Balla was an Italian painter, art teacher and poet best known as a key proponent of Futurism. In his painting he depicted light, movement and speed.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini Memorable Designers
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian sculptor and architect. While a major figure in the world of architecture, he was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture.
Giancarlo Iliprandi Memorable Designers
Born in Milan, in 1949 Iliprandi graduated in painting and in 1953 in scenography from the Brera Academy. He was a self-taught graphic designer, inspired by Antonio Boggeri, Max Huber, Albe Steiner and Bruno Munari. In the early 1950s he was able to get commissions from important companies including RAI, Honeywell, Roche, La Rinascente, FIAT, Standa and Electa.
Gianfranco Ferré Memorable Designers
Gianfranco Ferré was a fashion designer also known as "the architect of fashion" for his background and his original attitude toward creating fashion design.
Gianni Versace Memorable Designers
Gianni Versace was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, make-up and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films.
Gio Ponti Memorable Designers
Giovanni "Gio" Ponti (18 November 1891 – 16 September 1979) was an Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher.
Giovanni Bellini Memorable Designers
Giovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. His father was Jacopo Bellini, his brother was Gentile Bellini, and his brother-in-law was Andrea Mantegna.
Giulio Confalonieri Memorable Designers
Giulio Confalonieri (Milan, 1926 - Milan, 2008) was an Italian designer and He was, after World War II, one of the leading exponents of the Swiss School in Italia.Con a style with a high-impact graphic sign, usually in black and white, and characterized in terms of composition by gimmicks designed to create a dynamic and a voltage contrast between positive and negative elements elements
Giuseppe Arcimboldo Memorable Designers
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.
Guccio Gucci Memorable Designers
Guccio Gucci (26 March 1881 – 2 January 1953) was an Italian businessman and fashion designer, the founder of The Fashion House of Gucci.
Guy Laroche Memorable Designers
Guy Laroche was a French fashion designer and founder of the eponymous company. Laroche began his career in millinery and, from 1949, Laroche worked for Jean Dessès, eventually becoming his assistant.
Halston Memorable Designers
Roy Halston Frowick, known simply as Halston, was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.
Hans Baldung Memorable Designers
Hans Baldung Grien or Grün was a German artist in painting and printmaking who was considered the most gifted student of Albrecht Dürer. Throughout his lifetime, Baldung developed a distinctive style, full of color, expression and imagination.
Hans Bellmer Memorable Designers
Hans Bellmer was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Historians of art and photography also consider him a Surrealist photographer.
Hardy Amies Memorable Designers
Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, KCVO, known as Hardy Amies, was an English fashion designer, founder of the Hardy Amies label and best known for his official title as dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II.
Hattie Carnegie Memorable Designers
Hattie Carnegie was a fashion entrepreneur based in New York City from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Henrietta Kanengeiser.
Helen Levitt Memorable Designers
Helen Levitt was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time."
Helmut Newton Memorable Designers
Helmut Newton was a German-Australian photographer. He was a "prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications."
Hendrick Avercamp Memorable Designers
Hendrick Avercamp was a Dutch painter. Avercamp was born in Amsterdam, where he studied with the Danish-born portrait painter Pieter Isaacks, and perhaps also with David Vinckboons.
Henri Cartier-Bresson Memorable Designers
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment.
Henri Kay Henrion Memorable Designers
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Jacques Griffe , born Theodore Antoine Emile Claw 1 , is a fashion designer and a fashion designer French, also costume designer for theater and film.
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Jacques Heim was a French fashion designer and costume designer for theater and film, and was a manufacturer of women's furs. From 1930 to his death in 1967, he ran the fashion house House of Jacques Heim, which closed in 1969.
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James Galanos was an American fashion designer and couturier.
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Jean Dessès, was a world leading fashion designer in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. His designs reflected the influences of his travels, specializing in creating draped evening gowns in chiffon and mousseline, based on early Greek and Egyptian robes.
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Jean Patou was a French fashion designer and founder of the Jean Patou brand.
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Jean-Louis Dumas was a French businessman who served as the chairman of the Hermès group from 1978 until 2006. He also served as the company's artistic director.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist.[1] Born in Brooklyn to a Haitian father and Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO©, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk, and street art movements had coalesced.
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Jeanne-Marie Lanvin was a French haute couture fashion designer. She founded the Lanvin fashion house and the beauty and perfume company Lanvin Parfums.
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Joe Eula was an American fashion illustrator. He was a prominent illustrator in the 1960s and 70s, having held the post of creative director at Halston for ten years.
John Cassavetes Memorable Designers
John Nicholas Cassavetes (/ˈkæsəˌviːtiːz/; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter.[1] Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently.
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John Flett was a British fashion designer who achieved early success with his own brand before designing briefly for Claude Montana. He died of a heart attack at the age of 27, while working in Florence.
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John Ford was an American film director. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century American novels such as the film The Grapes of Wrath.
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Josef Albers was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the twentieth century.
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Joseph Ettedgui, usually known simply as Joseph, was an influential London-based retailer and founder of the Joseph retail empire.
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Joseph Maria Olbrich (22 December 1867 – 8 August 1908) was an Austrian architect and co-founder of the Vienna Secession.
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Jules-François Crahay was a Belgian-born French fashion designer who worked for the houses of Nina Ricci and Lanvin as head designer. He won the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1962.
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Julia Margaret Cameron was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes.
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Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
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Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.
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Karl Friedrich Schinkel was a Prussian architect, city planner, and painter who also designed furniture and stage sets. Schinkel was one of the most prominent architects of Germany and designed both neoclassical and neogothic buildings.
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Kenzō Tange (丹下 健三 Tange Kenzō?, 4 September 1913 – 22 March 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. He was one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism, and designed major buildings on five continents
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Kisho Kurokawa was a leading Japanese architect and one of the founders of the Metabolist Movement.
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Lillian Bassman was an American photographer and painter.
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Lilly Daché was a French milliner and fashion designer.
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Louis Féraud was a French fashion designer and artist. In 1950, Louis Féraud created his first "Maison de Couture" in Cannes and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris on 88, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and 57, rue Pierre-Charonne.
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Louise Joséphine Bourgeois was a French-American artist. Best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker.
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Louise Emma Augusta Dahl was an American photographer. She is known primarily for her work for Harper's Bazaar, in association with fashion editor Diana Vreeland.
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Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff-Gordon was a leading British fashion designer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who worked under the professional name of "Lucile".
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (/miːs/ mees; German: [miːs]; born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect.[1] He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture.
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Luis Buñuel Portolés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwiz βuˈɲwel portoˈles]; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France.[2] When Luis Buñuel died at age 83, his obituary in the New York Times called him "an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later
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Madame Grès born Germaine Émilie Krebs, also known as Alix Barton and Alix, was a leading French couturier of her generation and costume designer.
Madeleine Vionnet Memorable Designers
Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. Born in Loiret, France, Vionnet trained in London before returning to France to establish her first fashion house in Paris in 1912.
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Marcel Breuer Memorable Designers
Marcel Lajos Breuer (pronounced broy-ər; 22 May 1902 – 1 July 1981), was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry shop at the Bauhaus into a personal architecture that made him one of the world's most popular architects at the peak of 20th-Century design.
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Max Beckmann Memorable Designers
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Max Huber Memorable Designers
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Michael Graves Memorable Designers
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Michelangelo Antonioni Memorable Designers
Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer.
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Michele Provincial (Parma, 1923 - Pesaro, March 12, 2009) was an illustrator, graphic designer and Italian.
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Mimmo Castellano (Gioia del Colle, 1932 - Milan, July 29, 2015) was an Italian designer and photographe.
Mr. Kenneth Memorable Designers
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Nicholas Ray Memorable Designers
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Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO was a leading British fashion designer, best known for his work for the ladies of the Royal Family.
Oleg Cassini Memorable Designers
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George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
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Ossie Clark Memorable Designers
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Otto "Otl" Aicher was a German graphic designer and typographer. He is best known for having designed pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich that proved influential on the use of stick figures .
Otto Preminger Memorable Designers
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Otto Wagner Memorable Designers
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Paris Bordone Memorable Designers
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Patrick Kelly was an American fashion designer. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kelly studied art at Jackson State University and then attended Parsons School of Design.
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Paul Iribe was a French illustrator, and designer in the decorative arts. He worked in Hollywood during the Twenties and was Coco Chanel's lover from 1931 to his death.
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Perry Ellis Memorable Designers
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Pieter Claesz was a Dutch Golden Age painter of still lifes.
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Giuseppe Lancetti, commonly known as Pino Lancetti , was an Italian fashion designer, creator of the brand Lancetti.
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Pino Tovaglia was an Italian graphic designer. He is regarded as one of the major exponents of the Swiss Style in Italy.
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Pompeo Girolamo Batoni was an Italian painter who displayed a solid technical knowledge in his portrait work and in his numerous allegorical and mythological pictures.
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René Gruau was a fashion illustrator whose exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry.
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René Lalique Memorable Designers
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Richard Avedon Memorable Designers
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Richard Neutra Memorable Designers
Richard Joseph Neutra was an Austrian-American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most important modernist architects.
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Robert Adam Memorable Designers
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Robert Altman Memorable Designers
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Robert Brownjohn Memorable Designers
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Robert Capa Memorable Designers
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Roberto Rossellini Memorable Designers
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Stephen Sprouse Memorable Designers
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Edmond "Ted" Lapidus was a French fashion designer. He was born in Paris the son of a Russian-Jewish émigré tailor.
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Thomas Burberry was an English gentlemen's outfitter, and the founder of international chain Burberry, one of Britain's largest branded clothing businesses. He is also known as the inventor of gabardine.
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Tibor Kalman was an American graphic designer of Hungarian origin, well known for his work as editor-in-chief of Colors magazine.
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Antoinette Frissell Bacon, known as Toni Frissell, was an American photographer, known for her fashion photography, World War II photographs, and portraits of famous Americans, Europeans, children, and women from all walks of life
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Travis Banton was the chief costume designer at Paramount Pictures. He is considered one of the most important Hollywood costume designers of the 1930s. He was born in Waco, Texas. Travis moved to New York City as a child.
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Umberto Boccioni ( 19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guided artists long after his death.His works are held by many public art museums, and in 1988 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York organized a major retrospective of 100 pieces.
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Victor Horta was a Belgian architect and designer. John Julius Norwich described him as "undoubtedly the key European Art Nouveau architect." Horta is considered one of the most important names in Art Nouveau architecture.
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William Eugene Smith, was an American photojournalist, renowned for the dedication he devoted to his projects and his uncompromising professional and ethical standards. Smith developed the photo essay into a sophisticated visual form.
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Walker Evans was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression.
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Walter Albini (Busto Arsizio, March 3, 1941 - Milan, 31 May 1983) was an Italian fashion designer. He is considered the father of fashion ready-to-wear, the designer who came out from the atelier to enter the factory.
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Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture.
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Way Bandy was an American make-up artist. During the 1970s, Bandy became one of the most well known and highest paid make-up artist in the fashion industry.
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Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography.
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Willi Baumeister was a German painter, scenic designer, art professor, and typographer.
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William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
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Yasujirō Ozu was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He began his career during the era of silent films. Ozu first made a number of short comedies, before turning to more serious themes in the 1930s.
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Yousuf Karsh, CC was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Kamekura Yūsaku was a Japanese graphic artist and graphic designer specializing in consumer graphics and internationally known for his poster art.
Yves Saint Laurent Memorable Designers
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent ( 1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008),[1] known as Yves Saint Laurent, was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history.[2] In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.
Zika Ascher Memorable Designers
Zika Ascher was a Czech artist and designer who became pre-eminent in the related fields of British textiles, art, and fashion.

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